Thursday, February 12, 2015

How to English

English at its best

  • Often people ask how to improve in English. 
  • Most of the time, my initial reaction is to smile. 
  • This is an age-old question. A tricky one without any definite answer.
  • However, I still try my best to answer the question.
  • Mind you that my English language skills are not at par as the native speaker. But I know at least I can function well in English. 
  • So my answer to this question is just use it.
  • Yes. As simple as that. Use it. Use it when you talk with friends. Use it when you are at the mall. Use it even when you are talking to yourself.
  • The theory behind my answer is simple, without practice no amount of studying is sufficient. 
  • Practicing English in an authentic way is far better than just be in classroom learning it.
  • By using the language, one will have first hand experience in learning it.
  • Yes some might argue it is the hard way. But I believe anything that we gain the hard way will remain a long time.
  • Therefore folks, go ahead and use English and stop asking English teacher how to be good in English. 

February stars

Here is a little something to make your February a little bit comforting.

february stars
floating in the dark
temporary scars
february stars

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MUET

Sedikit FAQ mengenai MUET

Apakah itu MUET?
MUET ialah akronim Malaysian Universiti English Test. Sebuah peperiksaan anjuran Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia bagi menguji kebolehan calon menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris dalam empat aspek: Listening (mendengar), Speaking (bertutur), Writing (menulis) dan Reading (membaca)

Siapa yang perlu menduduki MUET?
Sesiapa yang ingin melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat Ijazah pertama di mana-mana universiti di Malaysia. Pelajar diploma tak perlu pening-pening.

Bila saya perlu menduduki MUET
Mengikut keperluan. Sesetengah universiti seperti UiTM memerlukan pelajar mempunyai MUET sebelum mereka memohon masuk ke program Ijazah pertama. Ada juga yang memerlukan untuk graduasi Ijazah pertama. Jadi lebih baik tanya terus kepada universiti berkenaan.

Berapakah Band yang diperlukan untuk MUET?
Sekali lagi ianya bergantung kepada universiti dan program. Ada yang serendah band 2 hingga setinggi band 5. Tanyalah kepada pihak yang tahu. Jangan tanya kawan-kawan.

Berapa lama tempoh sah laku sijil MUET?
5 tahun. Selagi masih dalam tempoh, keputusan MUET anda sah di gunakan.

Saya tidak berpuas hati dengan keputusan MUET. Apa yang saya boleh lakukan?
Boleh memohon untuk semakan semula atau boleh sahaja menduduki MUET sekali lagi. No problem.

keterangan lanjut sila layari website MPM.

Off canning and punishment


  • Recently, a news on canning has caught everyone's attention. In it it says that canning might be treated as an offence in the future. 
  • As usual, Malaysian reacted in many ways. Some are angry while others sort to seek for more knowledge and explanation pertaining this issue.
  • The following day, the related minister came out with a long explanation on this matter saying that the media has quoted this issue wrongly. After all the heated debate, this issue is still up for discussion. Nothing is carved on stone yet. 
  • Personally, I believe that this is a sensitive issue for Malaysian. Yes, we want to protect the children, however we also need to 'protect' this old-but-proven practice in educating the children.
  • I personally do not agree with views saying that canning is one of the main means in teaching. However, canning should be seen as one alternatives to education (punishment). After all teaching while using force and brutality will create a crooked children.
  • Canning serves as a reminder to the children that no wrong doing should go un punish. 
  • Just recently, a friend of mine showed to me a text message conversation between him and a student.
  • This student has been missing several classes. When being reminded by my friend he dare to say that he doesn't want to come to class because somehow he feels that he will fail the subject. He even said "kau boleh bagi aku lulus ke?'.
  • Nothing to do with canning
  • This kind of student is the reason why canning should remain exist and practice.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Akhirnya indah


  • This song goes out to my beautiful wife and my little princess. 

Tujuh hari dalam seminggu kita tidak bertemu
Harap jumpa di akhir pekan Terhalang kesibukan
Aku rindu

Hanya telfon dan smsan yang bisa dilakukan
Ingin engkau ada disini
Kita habiskan waktu berdua

Oh
Pastikan kita tak lelah
Dan percayalah semuakan indah
Semuakan indah akhirnya

Tujuh hari dalam seminggu kita tidak bertemu
Ingin engkau ada disini
Kita habiskan waktu berdua

Oh
Pastikan kita tak lelah
Dan percayalah semuakan indah
Semuakan indah akhirnya

Pastikan kita tak lelah
Dan percayalah semuakan indah
Semuakan indah akhirnya
Semuakan indah Semuakan indah
Akhirnya

Lagu : Akhirnya Indah
Artis : The Changcuters

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New year

Me and the boys

  • New year is finally here. Alhamdulillah. I am still alive and kicking.
  • Just like 2013, this year starts with a high note. I brought three boys to the Spell Champ Inter Campus Challenge 2015 in UiTM Pahang.
  • One of the boys managed to win thrid place. To add the icing on the cake, my campus, N9 was awarded the best campus. 
  • It was an awesome journey. Hope to be in Pahang again next year.
  • What a way to start the year. I hope this is a sign for more great things to come.
  • Congrats boys!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014


  • 2014 is closing its curtain soon. Another year is coming to an end. Soon the dawn of 2015 will arrive upon us. Here are some reflection for 2014.
  • Lesson is learned aplenty this year. For a start I became a father in February. It was a whole new lesson & experience for me. Being a father is hard but it is far from boring. I am loving every second of my life being a father. 
  • In addition, I learned to be an adult. I bought a house. I paid bills. I talked to lawyers, bankers and other people. However, no matter how many adult things I did, I still think I am just a kid. 
  • The biggest lesson would be to appreciate the small things in life. For instances, time you spend with your family, delicious food on your table, petrol in your car tank, and even a nice quiet walk in the evening. I start to see the world differently and I tend to appreciate things that I neglected as teenager.
  • Though some part of it was full with tragedies, I would like to remember 2014 for the year I became an adult. 
  • See you next year. Please enjoy the video. 

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